COLOUR release a lyric video for new single ‘Black’. The single is the 3rd track to be taken from their EP ‘The Famous Boy Making Things’, due for release next month. ‘Black’ is an angry song taking aim at British newspapers. Lead singer James Tidd explains “they are dividing people and stirring up trouble just to keep sales up”.
Played on BBC 6 Music this weekend, and described by Tom Robinson as “the strongest and most original tune of the week,” the inventive lyric video (put together in just one day) can be viewed BELOW:
The band recently kicked off their 2018 with a SPOTLIGHT gig at London’s Camden Assembly, alongside Sick Joy and 485c. Their 2nd London show of the year will be announced shortly.
Championed by BBC Introducing, Clash and Shortlist amongst others, 2017 was quite the year for COLOUR. In November, they released ‘Minus’ (as featured on Record of The Day). The track, mastered at London’s famous Abbey Road studios by Christian Wright (Coldplay, Radiohead), was described as a dark anvil of a song.
‘Black’ continues in this tradition with hints of Royal Blood at their heaviest while keeping its feet firmly in the bands newly coined ‘micro-prog’ category. Described by one fan as “Sparks meets Talking Heads in a spaceship, reading The Guardian.”
‘The Famous Boy Making Things’ EP was co-produced by the band and Dan Swift (Kasabian, Snow Patrol) and was recorded at their own studio on the northwest coast of England. Says Dan of the band: “Average bands sound like their heroes, good bands sound like other good bands and great bands sound like themselves. COLOUR are a great band”.